333,000 disadvantaged children provided with milk
Eight years after its operation, the "Stand Tall Vietnam” Milk Fund has delivered 26 million glasses of milk worth VND94 billion, to over 333,000 disadvantaged children.
Milk helps disadvantaged children have access to comprehensive development. (Photo for illustration)
The fund, established in 2008 under the chairmanship of the National Fund for Vietnamese Children in collaboration with the Vietnam Dairy Joint Stock Company (Vinamilk), aims to hand over nutritious milk to disadvantaged children to promote their comprehensive growth.
In 2015 alone, VND8 billion has been disbursed for milk to children in orphans’ and disabled children’s centres, pre-school and primary pupils in remote areas, every day for three successive months.
In early September, the program presented 64,080 glasses of milk worth VND400 million to pupils in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong.
Bui Thi Huong, Vinamilk Executive Director, said that there remained high rate of malnutrition among children in Lam Dong province, especially among ethnic minority children. Therefore, the fund chose Lam Dong as a destination for its milk-giving journey.
Earlier, Vinamilk presented milk to beneficiaries’ children in Nghe An province, poor children on Co To Island in Quang Ninh and those in Ben Tre province. In addition, revolutionary contributors’ children in Quang Tri province and those infected by Agent Orange/dioxin in Thai Binh province also benefited from the program.
There remains disadvantaged children who do not have access to milk, which affects their brain and physical development. Therefore, the fund plays a very significant humanitarian role for poor children./.
( Compiled by VNF )